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A WAR OF LIES

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 They told us this would be over by Christmas
  
 little did they know the consequences of war

 both sides dug in, and the carnage began...


 Up to our knees in mud, death and dying

 while all around the cannon fodder shouted

 both day and night shattering ear drums

 while taking away normal minds that once were...


 We go over the top towards the wire at dawn

 while raining down upon us their bullets

 rat-at-tet...mowing us down like dominoes

 we have no chance, but we are British so we go!


 Four years like this with many dead on both sides

 a war to to end all wars they are saying now...

 the word came within the trenches, 'ITS OVER'

 even so the killing didn't stop until after ...

          11th November 1918 @ 11 am

                                                                   B...

 Written 11 November 2014







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